Friday, March 23, 2007

Firsts!

It has been a big week for baby! He rolled from front to back for the first time on Sunday. Monday he discovered he was a boy and Wednesday he had his first diaper blowout! He's so sad with his teeth now and I'm not getting much sleep.
Ivy is being so understanding. I hoped she would lose her teeth at the same time he got his so she would get just as much attention. So far, it doesn't look like she's even close. She's such a good big sister and he adores her. I love watching them together!

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

OWWWWW!

Poor Zaeden is getting teeth! At first I thought he was just cranky because of the shots. I made this video to ask for help in identifying why he won't eat. A few people suggested I check for teeth. Sure enough, that's the problem. Poor little guy! If you listen closely, you can hear his word for "hungry." I realize some people will think I am insane believing my four month old baby can talk, but I know he can!

Monday, March 12, 2007

My Kids

I have never felt comfortable bragging about my kids on public discussion boards. I think it is because I feel like no one really likes me or they just don't believe me. Some people brag all the time and get tons of comments. Why can't I?

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Big Boy!

Zaeden just had his 4 month checkup. He's 25 3/8 inches (50%), 16 pounds 10 oz. (75%), 16 inch head circumference (10%), which is perfect proportions, according to the pediatrician. She said I make beautiful babies and Z looks like his daddy. He has these 2 little bumps I was concerned about. At first she was saying the thing on his side looked like an extra nipple, but I showed her the one on his neck and she said they are probably just birth marks.
We can start solid foods whenever. 6 months, like we planned, is fine. The only reason to start solids is to get them to experience the texture and build up antigens. They don't need them for nutrition. She said we shouldn't wait much past 6 months because they can get picky. We should start with rice cereal once a day, then move on to veggies then fruit and introduce one new thing every 5 days.
Z hates his tummy time, so I asked about that. She said don't bother with tummy time. She doesn't encourage it anyway. He'll do it when he learns to roll. She's not concerned about his flat head at all either. She said you worry about that when the flat spot makes their head turn to one side.
Overall, he's doing well and I am so glad. The shots were terrible. After I got home, I researched them and became worried. There is just too much information out there. I guess I just have to hope his shots don't cause autism. He had the new Pediarix immunization. The doctor spent time telling us how safe it is. I trust her for most things so decided to trust her on this. I did read a lot online about how the combined shots are not safe. It's too late now!

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Work

I work from home, but that won't last forever. At some point, the grant I work for will expire or there just won't be anything for me to do. I have looked at a few jobs but have not applied for any. Brian wants me to stay home with the baby for at least three years. However, when I showed him a high-paying job, he encouraged me to apply.
I love being in the work force, but I also don't want someone else to raise my kids. I love being a mommy right now, but I don't love wondering how the bills would be paid if I didn't have work from home. Of course, my last Comcast bill was $165, so cutting out entertainment would be helpful! What do people do when they have full time jobs and school age kids? What do you do with the kids when they aren't in school?